Assigning cause for emerging diseases of aquatic organisms

Hutson, Kate S., Davidson, Ian C., Bennett, Jerusha, Poulin, Robert, and Cahill, Patrick L. (2023) Assigning cause for emerging diseases of aquatic organisms. Trends in Microbiology, 31 (7). pp. 681-691.

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Resolving the cause of disease (= aetiology) in aquatic organisms is a challenging but essential goal, heightened by increasing disease prevalence in a changing climate and an interconnected world of anthropogenic pathogen spread. Emerging diseases play important roles in evolutionary ecology, wildlife conservation, the seafood industry, recreation, cultural practices, and human health. As we emerge from a global pandemic of zoonotic origin, we must focus on timely diagnosis to confirm aetiology and enable response to diseases in aquatic ecosystems. Those systems’ resilience, and our own sustainable use of seafood, depend on it. Synchronising traditional and recent advances in microbiology that span ecological, veterinary, and medical fields will enable definitive assignment of risk factors and causal agents for better biosecurity management and healthier aquatic ecosystems.

Item ID: 78523
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1878-4380
Keywords: aetiology, aquatic disease, Bradford Hill criteria, diagnosis, Koch's postulates
Copyright Information: © 2023 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2023 01:46
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3107 Microbiology > 310702 Infectious agents @ 100%
SEO Codes: 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280102 Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences @ 100%
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